Cannes Film Festival’s Chiefs ‘Dismayed’ by Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Unacceptable’ Behavior

Variety | 10/12/2017 | Elsa Keslassy
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Cannes Film Festival’s president Pierre Lescure and artistic director Thierry Fremaux have condemned Harvey Weinstein’s behavior, reacting to the flurry of bombshell reports accusing the disgraced producer of sexual misconduct.

In a joint statement posted on the festival’s website, Lescure and Fremaux said they were “dismayed to learn of the accusations of harassment and sexual violence leveled against Weinstein.” Describing the embattled producer as a “familiar figure” at the festival, the Cannes chiefs said Weinstein’s “pattern of behavior merits only the clearest and most unequivocal condemnation.”

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Lescure and Fremaux also said they sympathized with the alleged victims. “May this case help us once again to denounce all such serious and unacceptable behavior,” Lescure and Fremaux said.

Meanwhile, the Legion of Honor – France’s highest award – that Weinstein received in...
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